The David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's think tank—analyzes pressing global challenges and offers actionable steps that policymakers and citizens can take to address them. The more than seventy full-time and adjunct fellows in Studies cover all the world’s major regions and significant foreign policy issues. In addition to producing books, articles, op-eds, blogs, podcasts, and interactives, the Studies Program administers eleven fellowship programs. 

Expert Spotlight

Bruce Hoffman Bruce Hoffman

Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

Terrorism and Counterterrorism Wars and Conflict Intelligence

In Focus: False Dawn

False Dawn by Steven Cook

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow Steven A. Cook provides a sweeping narrative account of the last five years in the Middle East and a timely argument of how and why the Arab uprisings failed. Order the paperback today.

Podcasts

Thailand

Thailand conducts its first general election since the 2014 military coup, and Kosovo commemorates twenty years since the end of the war.
The mission is to be a resource and a source of ideas, and to provide analysis and background to help people understand the world. — Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Blogs

Asia Unbound

CFR fellows and other experts assess the latest issues emerging in Asia today.

Africa in Transition

John Campbell and Michelle Gavin track political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.

Follow the Money

Brad Setser tracks cross-border flows, with a bit of macroeconomics thrown in.

Contact Us

James M. Lindsay
Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Shannon K. O'Neil
Vice President, Deputy Director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies
Janine Hill
Director, Fellowship Affairs
Amy R. Baker
Director, Studies Administration and Project Management
Patricia Lee Dorff
Editorial Director
Victoria Harlan
Deputy Director, Fellowship Affairs
Julie Hersh
Production Editor, Publishing
Shira Schwartz
Deputy Director, Studies Administration